Procrastinating the prognosticating: 2013 metals industry survey
Although a majority of respondents to AMM ’s annual survey on the outlook for the metals sector say business should be better in 2013, an overwhelming number believe it will be 2014 or even later before the US economy fully recovers.
Prevention is key. Scrapyard fatalities simply are not acceptable, and companies must make it clear to workers that there’s no place for shortcuts.
Shedding light? The disposition of TK’s assets may clarify acquiring companies’ intentions and their long-term judgments on the US market.
I’m going to say something that will probably sound heretical to many in the metals sector: When it is functional, government provides certainty in an otherwise uncertain environment.